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Today's News

  • Readers Hotline 4/15/15

    Second guessing
    I agree with the caller that Fries, Providence and Mount Rogers schools should have been repaired and left open. Correction, Grayson Highlands School was built at Grant, not at Mount Rogers, which is the upper end of Grayson County. Seems there is no life after Volney going west except at tax time. Also, residents, more money is needed for janitors to clean floors at Grayson Highlands School. This is a proud resident of Whitetop, Va.

    Persecuting Christians

  • Presutti, Bowen announce engagement

    Victoria Ann Presutti and Stephen Preston Bowen announced their upcoming marriage.
    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Susan and C.R. Minor, and R. David Presutti of Morristown, Tenn.

    She was graduated from Morristown Hamblen High School East in 2011.
    She is a student at the University of Tennessee, studying therapeutic recreation and psychology, and is employed by CVS Pharmacy and Studio 7 by Avalon in Morristown.
    The groom-to-be is the son of Stephen and Rhonda Hall Bowen of Mouth of Wilson.

  • Public record for 4/15/15 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.
    The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.
    For information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in August of 2014, in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:
    Miranda Chandler of Galax, guilty of noise violation; pay $25 fine and $25 costs.

  • Small business incubator's end a sign of success, chairman says

    The Southwest Regional Enterprise Center (SREC) has achieved its goals over the past 14 years and is no longer necessary, said the small business incubator’s chairman.
    On March 25th, the SREC Board of Directors took action to hand off the center’s operations to strategic partners in the region that share a similar mission and voted to dissolve the organization.

  • Readers Hotline 4/13/15

    Saw the light
    Just want to compliment Carroll County High School. When driving by earlier this week, got to see the softball field lights. They are great. I really see how it can bring more games to the local area by them being played at night. I just wonder how long it will be until the baseball team gets the same quality lights. I thought they both had to have lights according to the rules, but who knows. That’s the way things work in Carroll County.

    Robo calls

  • Hospital volunteers give time, comfort

    Emma Jean Catron, Jane Michelfelder and Junior Bullion are seasoned at their trade.

    Except it’s not, technically, a trade, and it only pays back in satisfaction.

    They’re all volunteers with the Twin County Regional Healthcare, each working a slightly different job. Since April 12-18 is National Volunteer Week.

    Under the aegis of TCRH Director of Volunteers Linda Belcher, they came together to describe what they do.

  • Parents ask county to take over school budget

    By DON RICHESON, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – Representatives of a recently formed citizens’ group told the board of supervisors on Thursday that they feel schools in Grayson County are being mismanaged.

    Although the two representatives from a 500-member group called Grayson County Citizens for Better Schools each asked supervisors to exercise more control over how Grayson schools are run, supervisors who responded said they are limited in what they can do.

  • Probe of suspect's death completed

    CANA — Further details have been released regarding a police chase that ended with the death of a suspect on April 8 in Cana.

    According to a news release from Corinne Geller, public relations director for the Virginia State Police, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office initiated a pursuit of a vehicle that refused to stop for a deputy shortly before 9:45 a.m. on April 8. The man reportedly fled authorities first in a vehicle, then on foot. He ran behind a residence before shooting and killing himself.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: April 5-11

    2010

    Galax avenged an earlier loss to Carroll County win a 3-1 win in Hillsville. Edu Rojas, Jose Rojas and Miguel Lopez scored for the Maroon Tide.

    Chantasy Cottrell and Maegan Madrigal each scored two goals in Galax’s 5-2 girls’ soccer win over Rural Retreat.

     

    2005

  • Grayson County coasts past Tazewell 9-2

    INDEPENDENCE – Grayson County hammered out five doubles to go with five singles Wednesday to roll over Tazewell 9-2 in a nondistrict game at the Grayson National Bank Baseball Complex.

    While the Blue Devil bats were smoking, Tyler Lundy tossed a seven-hitter to pick up the win on the mound as the Blue Devils upped their record to 4-2 for the season.

    Lundy was sharp in the first inning, striking out the first two batters he faced and getting the final out on a fly ball to right field.